We live in a constant cycle of abandonment and renewal, discarding the old for the new as we strive to build bigger and better facilities — erasing the past in our process. America's cities, towns and countryside are filled with empty, obsolete, and sometimes severely decaying buildings — hospitals, factories, schools and houses. In many cases what we’re allowing to rot are magnificent representations of a by-gone era — their replacements pale in comparison.
And so, Spirits of the Abandoned. A website visually documenting, not only the existence of these often derelict places, but their essence— through the wonderful photographic opportunities they offer.
There is such beauty in their decay.
Photographing these captivating and enlightening entities will take far more time than I have in one-lifetime — but I will continue to seek them out and visually capture as many as I can. Their stories fascinate, sadden and ultimately enthrall some dark side of my nature that is infinitely curious about what was and can never be again.